The religious bullies want to intimidate us into silence. Nothing would please them more.
Jesus challenges us to speak up about who is in charge and what our mission is as a result of that.
God will take care of us. We don’t need to worry. I am very valuable to God. Jesus wants me to succeed.
Luke 12:6-7 The Message (MSG)
I’m speaking to you as dear friends. Don’t be bluffed into silence or insincerity by the threats of religious bullies. True, they can kill you, but then what can they do? There’s nothing they can do to your soul, your core being. Save your fear for God, who holds your entire life—body and soul—in his hands.
What’s the price of two or three pet canaries? Some loose change, right? But God never overlooks a single one. And he pays even greater attention to you, down to the last detail—even numbering the hairs on your head! So don’t be intimidated by all this bully talk. You’re worth more than a million canaries.